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Irma Morter Lecture and Workshop: “Songs Like Seeds – Planting Hope Note by Note”

The Irma Morter Planning Team is pleased to present the annual Irma Morter lecture and workshop with Sara Thomsen, singer-songwriter and social activist who inspires all to “join in singing.”

Sara Thomsen is the founder/director of Echoes of Peace, a non-profit inspiring awareness, action, and reflection on critical social issues through music and the arts to build and bridge informed, engaged, and caring communities. Increasing wonder and awareness, deepening spiritual connection, and widening social engagement through song is at the heart of her work. For more information, visit sarathomsen.com and echoesofpeace.org

Irma Morter Lecture, Reception, and Workshop
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Saturday, October 5:

  • 2:30-4:00 p.m. Lecture: “Planting Hope Note by Note”
    Sara will share ways she integrates music and the arts into community engagement and social justice work, drawing from her 15 years as founder/director of the non-audition community choir and arts non-profit Echoes of Peace. She will speak – and sing – about how song builds and bridges communities, note by note, part by part, breath by breath.
  • 4:00-5:30 p.m. Reception
    CDs will be available and a chance to talk with Sara.

Sunday, October 6:

  • 12:30-2:00 p.m. Workshop: “Singing Together”
    In a casual atmosphere, Sara will lead the singing of songs by call and response. No previous singing or music reading experience required.

We extend an invitation to all ages, interests, and talents to this Irma Morter Lecture Weekend.

Registration for this event is not required. You can choose to attend all events or a specific event of interest.

The annual lecture is supported by the bequest from Irma Morter. The opportunity to walk the path of personal reflection and finding your best place in the work to be done, expands upon the wishes of Irma Morter’s endowment message, that is, the vital importance of “Individual Responsibility.”

A $5 donation to First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is encouraged, and additional donations to support the social justice work of First Church through the years would be gratefully received. Donations will be collected at each event.

For information about a solo Sara Thomsen Concert on Friday, October 4, click here.



October 5, 2019

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
1342 N Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States